Vegan Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

July 18, 2017

If you are anything like me, cookie dough rarely makes it to the oven. I always have great intentions of making a batch of cookies, but I end up devouring most of the dough.  As much as I love it, I know I risk getting salmonella poisoning every time. I decided to try to make my own eggless, edible cookie dough, so I can enjoy it any time I want. After trying several different recipe variations, I decided to opt out of using butter and make the recipe vegan.

Since I am a self-proclaimed terrible baker, edible cookie dough takes the pressure off of me to keep from burning or undercooking my cookies. I like a lot of chocolate chips, so feel free to adjust the recipe to your liking. The cacao nibs give the dough a little bit of crunch, but you can also replace them with your favorite kind of nuts.


1/4 C melted coconut oil (stir solid oil until it turns to liquid)
1 Tbl vanilla extract
1/4 C maple syrup
3/4 C flour (I use whole wheat flour from Trader Joe’s)
1 1/2 Tbl peanut butter
2 1/2 Tbl almond milk
2 Tbl chocolate chips (I love these Enjoy Life ones, since they are vegan)
1 Tbl cacao nibs


Makes 4 servings

1. In a large bowl, mix all of the wet ingredients together (coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup) until well combined 2. Add in the flour, peanut butter and almond milk and mix until smooth 3. Fold in the chocolate chips and cacao nibs 4. Refrigerate to thicken, or eat right away

Now you can have edible cookie dough, any time you want. Try warming it up in the microwave for 15 seconds before eating. I lack self-control, so I recommend separating the dough in to 4 different containers to prevent you from eating it all in one sitting. No judgement if you, though. It happens.

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Do you love cookie dough? When will you make this? Leave me a comment below. 

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health July 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

    i need this in my life and vanilla ice cream!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      So much yes!!

  • Jess July 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

    This sounds amazing! I’m totally going to pin it for later!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Beth Kondrick July 18, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I need to make this. I’ve been buying the “Just Cookie Dough” from Target but this would be cheaper to do! And it just looks so good!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      That’s good too. 🙂

  • Kimberly July 18, 2017 at 9:56 am

    This is simply fantastic. I would eat this all the time. We are looking for more recipes that are vegan. We aren’t totally going vegan we are dabbling since our house is chalk full of health issues and we are finding that the more we cut out meat, the more we feel better. Plus, animals.
    And well cookies make the world go round.
    Love this.

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you Kimberly. They sure do make the world go around. I didn’t try baking them, but they were delicious by the spoonful.

  • Akaleistar July 18, 2017 at 10:54 am

    That looks so yummy! Vegan means it’s healthy, right? 🙂

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      That’s my thinking. 🙂

  • Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries July 18, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Would it be bad if I ate all of it in one sitting?!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      Not at all. That’s usually what I do. haha.

  • ShootingStarsMag July 18, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    How awesome! I never ate the cookie dough when baking cookies, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve liked the taste of cookie dough in bars and ice cream.

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      This would be so delicious with ice cream.

  • Carly July 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I’m a sucker for cookie dough so I’ll definitely have to give this a try!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:57 pm

      I hope you love it!

  • Shybiker July 18, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    What a cool recipe; I have to try it. I was vegetarian for 20 years and still avoid meat, dairy, etc. so it’s nice to enjoy dishes like this.

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Yes! I hope you enjoy it.

  • Dominique July 19, 2017 at 1:27 am

    What a great idea!

    I remember once when I was a kid, my dad and I making up a batch of cookie dough and then just eating the whole lot! LOL! It’s still one of my favourite memories, and him and I bring it up from time to time.

    I will have to keep this one handy for when I have kids of my own so I’m not paranoid about the salmonella issue 🙂 Have pinned for later!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      Thanks, girl. Yeah, I used to not care but now that there are better alternatives, it’s what I do.

  • Lindsay July 19, 2017 at 5:44 am

    Looks good and all of the ingredients are on point. I actually think I prefer to eat batter than I do eating something baked. Especially cake mix. I know it’s gross and so not good for you, so I like your healthiER option, Jessica. 🙂

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Thank you! I am right there with you. All batter tastes better.

  • Kate July 19, 2017 at 9:19 am

    THis sounds so good! I am totally trying this soon. 🙂 I might even add some protein powder. THey weem like they would be the perfect post-workout snack for my husband. THanks for sharing!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm

      It’s delicious with protein powder. So filling. 🙂

  • Marette Flora July 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    This looks so easy and delicious. I am not vegan but I will always lean toward vegan options if I can! Saving this for later!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:01 pm

      I am not vegan either, but I love mixing it up for sure. 🙂

  • adriana July 19, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This looks SO incredible!!! I love edible cookie dough, and I love that this isn’t all that bad for you! YUM!!!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you! That was what I was hoping for. A healthy-ish option.

  • Rachel July 19, 2017 at 10:10 am

    This looks delicious. I’m all about cutting dairy out. I’m not vegan and I probably won’t be 100% but I feel much better when I don’t eat it.

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      I agree with you completely.

  • Cara July 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This looks so good! I love cookie dough and love that this is a little healthier! 🙂

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks, Cara. Me too!

  • Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen July 19, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve never tried cocoa nibs, but it seems like such a great addition to the cookie dough! What a great idea! Can’t wait to try!!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      They are delicious. Give it a little crunch.

  • Madeline July 19, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    oohhh this is dangerous! I feel like I could easily eat that entire bowl in one sitting… ; )

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      I do that too. 🙂 haha

  • Holly July 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Omg I SO needed this recipe in my life! My boyfriend is trying to go vegan for health reasons, but we both have major sweet tooths…so this is really great! 🙂

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      I hope you try it and love it!

  • Cassie July 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I’ve quit dairy for the time being to see if it will help some persistent acne issues I have so this is a great find for me! I had no idea I could even make such a version of cookie dough – yay!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      I hope you love it!

  • Glamamom July 19, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Looks delish!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Maggie Unzueta July 19, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    So awesome. I’ll have to make this! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Of course! I hope you love it.

  • Elise Cohen Ho July 19, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    I have all of these ingredients in my house and I am hankering for something sweet. I think I may go make it now.

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm

      That’s usually what I do, just randomly make it when the sweet tooth strikes.

  • Kristen July 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    This recipe looks amazing! My friend made edible cookie dough for me recently and dropped it off at my house. It was amazing. Most recipes have used ingredients that I don’t keep in my house. Your recipe sounds simple and I have all of the ingredients.

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Thanks girl. I like making it easy so I can make it any time. 🙂

  • kristen July 19, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    oh my gosh! This looks incredible! A cookie dough I can eat! YUM!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      Yes, girl!

  • Shannon Morscheck July 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Goodness, this looks so delicious. YUM!

    • Jessica July 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      It’s really great. 😉

  • Carol Cassara July 20, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Cookie dough has been trending these days and I just love it! This one fits my diet too since it’s vegan! I’d love to give this one a try! It looks and sounds so good!!!

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      It’s so good! I am obsessed.

  • Cynthia July 20, 2017 at 1:15 am

    This is a terrific idea! I also love to eat the dough by itself, what a treat! I love your photos, are they taken with just natural light or are you using some kind of lightning?

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much. They are just using natural light. We get great light in most of our house.

  • David Elliott July 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Reminds me of some snacks that I made when I was a little kid. They weren’t exactly cookie dough but we did have a lot of fun making them. I know my daughter would love making this.

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Yes! It’s the perfect treat to make with your kiddo.

  • HauteBeautyGuide July 20, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    This actually looks super yummy! I am going to have to look for those vegan chocolate chips and make this! Xx-Doran @HauteBeautyGuide

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Yes! They are the best!

  • Hannah Palamara July 21, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks delicious! My husband will love this. Definitely giving it a try 🙂

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Hope y’all love it!

  • Lavonnia AllisonBurres July 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I love cookie dough. This is an amazing thing to create. It looks amazing.

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you! It’s so easy and delicious.

  • Debbie Savage July 21, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    This looks so delicious! My family would finish this off in seconds!
    xo Debbie |

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      We usually do. haha.

  • Anushka Wickramaratne July 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    YUM, girl! Cookie dough is such a perfect summer dessert especially when it’s far too hot to turn on the oven. And besides.. we all know the dough is the best part. 😛 *professional spatula licker here*

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      I am a professional spatula licker too. YUM!

  • Kylie Hise July 24, 2017 at 7:48 am

    You had me a cookie dough! Can’t wait to make this!

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you, Kylie! I hope you love it.

  • Kendra Taylor July 24, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Pretty sure I shouldn’t try this because it sounds so incredible that I’d want it on the daily. Lol but seriously…I used to chow down on cookie dough by the spoon full as a kiddo. Haha

    • Jessica August 1, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      It’s so easy to make. I make it all the time for myself. haha.

  • Jeannine Dippenaar August 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Great to find another useful vegan recipe. these are so hard to come by. Your cookie dough might just get me into trouble ha ha

    • Jessica August 14, 2017 at 9:30 am

      haha. I understand. It gets me in trouble too.